Smile Centre

Meet the Team at The Smile Centre Langwarrin (Langwarrin Dental)

Welcome to our practice. Dr. Chan and his team have been serving the community of Langwarrin since 1990. Formerly called Langwarrin Dental, we are looking forward to meeting you and helping your family have the healthy and attractive smiles that you deserve. 

Langwarrin Dentists

Dr. San Chan


San migrated from Malaysia at 18 years of age and completed his VCE at Templestowe High School.  Following VCE he attend the Dental School at Melbourne University where he attained his degree of Bachelor of Dental Science.  After graduation he practiced in Lower Plenty, Warburton and Croydon finally settling down in the Frankston area.

On 31/3/1991 he started his practice in Langwarrin in what is now called Langwarrin Gateway shopping centre. In 1996 San established the practice at 123 Cranbourne Frankston Road Langwarrin & in 2012 completely rebuilt the facility to what it is today.

San lives in Camberwell with his wife Fiona who is also a Dentist & three children, two of whom live away from home studying at University. Jason, the eldest is at ANU studying a Law/Medical Science degree and Rachael is in Bendigo studying to be a Dentist. Nathan the youngest is studying Year 10.

San enjoys treating patient's of all ages but particularly likes to assist patient's who require dental cosmetic rehabilitation.

San is looking forward to streamlining the two practices as they embrace caring about patients with a whole health outlook. Dentistry has changed and it is no longer just about drilling and filling. We are the same practice but want our patients to feel good about their smile which is reflected in our new name.

San tries to play golf in his free time but fishing is his passion, especially fly fishing.


Dr. Kiran Gupta


Kiran graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2000 and gained her Bachelor of Dental Science. After graduation she worked as a locum in South Gippsland with DHSV and andalso in several Community Health Centres. During this time, Kiran also worked at the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne but particularly enjoyed her experience with School Dental at Eastern Health which gave her the opportunity to work with children of all ages.

Kiran has worked in the private sector since 2002, beginning in Bayswater before starting full time in Langwarrin in 2005. Kiran has been a valued member of Langwarrin Dental & is excited about the new direction we are taking as The Smile Centre Langwarrin.

Kiran understands that many people don't enjoy dental visits, which is why she tries to create a friendly, relaxed atmosphere for her patient's. Kiran's aims are for her patients to feel in control of their appointment to alleviate their apprehension and develop trust. Experience has shown that this will enable patient's to continue their dental education with her and establish long term goals to promote optimal dental health.

Kiran enjoys all aspects of general dentistry, treating children, making their time in the chair fun & pleasurable and also has an affinity with our senior patients and those who have individual challenges.

Kiran is a member of the ADA and attends regular professional development conferences and courses and has also participated in charity work overseas.

Kiran has a 19 year old daughter who is studying at University and enjoys music, playing her sitar, reading and travelling.

Dr. Joseph Nguyen


Joseph is a general dental practitioner who has worked part time at Smile Centre Langwarrin since 2013 after graduating from University of Melbourne. He also works in public dentistry, helping people who can least afford access to oral health care, and is a current member of the Australian Dental Association.

His philosophy is centred towards patient comfort and minimally invasive dentistry. Joseph has a keen interest in root canal treatment, crowns and bridges, as well as gum disease prevention and management. He partakes in conferences and seminars regularly to keep up to date with the latest advances in dentistry and provide best outcomes for his patients. Joseph has a great reputation at Smile Centre Langwarrin, especially with our young patients who ask to see “Dr Joe the cool Dentist.”

Outside of the surgery, Joseph enjoys travelling abroad and trying out Melbourne’s fantastic culinary scene.

Dr. Afreen Nikhath


Afreen graduated in Bachelor of Dental Surgery from Rajiv Gandhi university of Health Sciences Bangalore, INDIA in 2005.  Moved to Australia in 2014 and took up her Australian Dental council exams. Before moving to Australia she was practicing dentistry in India in public and private sector in her own clinic.

After passing her ADC exams in 2014, Afreen practised dentistry in a private clinic in Sale Victoria. After practising for almost 3yrs in Sale she recently moved to Clyde and started working at The Smile Centre Langwarrin.

Afreen enjoys all aspects of General Dentistry and her main aim is to bring smiles on her patients faces. She has a keen interest in root canal treatment, cosmetic and preventive dentistry.  Afreen is a member of the ADA and attends regular professional development conferences and courses to keep up to date with the latest advances in dentistry.

Afreen has 3 daughters and loves spending time with them and enjoys cooking different cuisine food for her family and friends.


Dr. John Buin


John graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Dental Science in 2013. Since graduating, he worked for several years at a private clinic in rural New South Wales where he saw a wide variety of patients. He moved back to Melbourne to start work at The Smile Centre Langwarrin.

John enjoys all aspects of general dentistry, with a focus on minimal intervention and conservative management. He aims to provide a relaxing environment for patients, and to inform them of all of the options so that they can choose the treatment that best suits them, and achieve ideal long-term oral health.

He is a member of the Australian Dental Association, and regularly reads the latest research as well as attending lectures and conferences to extend his knowledge and to provide optimal treatment. Outside of dentistry he enjoys reading.

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